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crystallographic 11-30-2018 02:44 PM

Kent's Metal Camp - The Torch
 
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Quick note from Metal Camp -
all campers happy -

Anchorage 7.0 quake has one camper concerned... home okay, checking on hangar ...

Soldering with the torch
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using a #2 pencil as a resist ... copper with 93-7 solder
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a more careful application of flux ...
yeehaw, low temp joining.

RockHillWill 11-30-2018 03:33 PM

Thanks for the good news and the demo!

crystallographic 11-30-2018 05:26 PM

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Soldering copper to aluminum.
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Hot cleaning.
:rolleyes::):)

crystallographic 12-01-2018 08:39 PM

2nd day, Brazing and ...
 
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Start the day with a short cup...
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The delicate steady finger of the pro fabricator -

Thanks, dear students!

crystallographic 12-02-2018 05:03 PM

3rd day - Brazing, Braze-welding, and Welding ... and ...
 
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Double lap weld on .050 3003.
Planished in the Punishing Hammer, so .110" thick weld goes flat back to .050. Nice and smooth :)

and fast. No pinchy fingers. :)

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annealing multiple metals - Cu, Ag, Au
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hot bend - file. (Note: mistakes are great teachers: insufficient heat and excessive bend effort = crack.)

"Learn from others' mistakes - life is too short for you to make them all yourself."

I make these mistakes during class so students don't have to simply take my words without the demo. :):)

(I do the same thing on my instructional DVD's. I do not cut the camera off, fix the problem, and then resume "demonstrating." Nope, I believe to show the mistakes, and then show the results.)

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skintkarter 12-03-2018 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crystallographic (Post 151299)

It's not hoarding if your stuff is cool... :)

RockHillWill 12-03-2018 06:31 AM

Clearly, I am behind in my collection of both torches and filler material!

crystallographic 12-03-2018 02:04 PM

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Yeah skintcarter - all of the torches work, so anytime someone wants to try a such-and-such model, chances are it is somewhere in the torch drawer. :)
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Filler metals - yes Will, I never know what is going to come in the shop next ...
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so I keep a good stock on hand.

Nice to have a wing man keeping an eye out ...
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Lots of practice on aluminum flange welds ...
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washed planish-ment on the double lap weld...
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Note: edge of weld pool still shows, bottom.

Class was great. Steel welds and copper welds not shown.
:):)-end-


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